Amazingly Cheesy Creamy Spinach Artichoke Dip

Total Time
50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

OK, I know there are a ton of recipes out there. But I have yet to find one I like as well as my version. This has a cream cheese base, and bakes up creamy and extra cheesy with lots of flavor. This works well with low fat ingredients also. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Saute the onion and red pepper in the oil for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and saute an additional 2 minutes.
  3. Squeeze the spinach to remove all the liquid.
  4. Add to the onion mixture.
  5. Add the artichoke hearts.
  6. In a separate bowl, with an electric mixer, mix the cream cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise until smooth.
  7. Add to the spinach mixture.
  8. Add the cheeses and seasonings.
  9. Put into a shallow, greased baking dish.
  10. bake at 350F degrees for 30 minutes until golden and bubbly
  11. Serve with tortilla chips, crackers, veggies or cubed bread.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is a very creamy, thick and chunky version of the classic dip. I've tried many kinds before, and a lot of them tend to be rather greasy - this one isn't at all. It's extremely rich, mind you - not exactly low-fat fare if you use regular cheese and sour cream! - but it isn't swimming in oil like many I've had. Just wonderfully creamy. Flavors are excellent as well, even without the bell pepper (I'm not a fan of peppers, so I just omitted it). This fits perfectly into a 9-10 inch deep-dish pie pan. I actually doubled the recipe and saved one in the fridge to bake three days later. The reserved one was every bit as good as the one I baked right away, so this is a good make-ahead recipe if you have a party coming up. Definitely a keeper! Made for Pick a Chef, Spring 2011.